The Raynbo is a non-traditional metal powder coated wall hook which combines form and function following a modern ribbon design. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 10, 2013.
About this project
I'd like to share a Raynbo with you.
The Raynbo is a modern design of a long old tradition of showing support, membership or representing a cause or affiliation dating back to the 14th century through the means of displaying a colored ribbon.
Though they were primarily used by the military back then, the colored ribbon has a long tie in history, and, since the early 19th century, has taken on many meanings--stirring many emotions. The modern colored ribbons of today have become a popular way to display a person’s loyalty or affiliation to one of many causes or passions that may have touched their life.
Today, the tradition is as strong as ever, and is evident across the world. The modern ribbon can be found on the backs of cars & trucks, on store front glass, on refrigerators, & offices, at weekend events, walks, & fund raisers and schools everywhere and in every color of the rainbow.
Share a Raynbo Every Day.
Share a Raynbo with those around you every day. Choose your colors and enjoy the functional shape and soft colors which can blend into any room or setting from a nursery to large institutions.
Great for home, office, retail or scattered through a medical practice. Bo's create a whimsical collar friendly alternative to a traditional coat or utility wall hook--one with a loud visual voice and form most of us can relate to.
For practitioners, educators, retailers and decorators, Raynbo's also make for a great clinical, retail or office decor compliment, with a large set littering a room wall or hallway, adding a splash of color and an appealing addition of 3D relief and texture to a wall. Get your Co-workers together, share this with them, and pool your pledges; Eight co-workers, at any reward level, can make for a nice large set of Bo's for your office and, with the combination sets, they can enjoy the key and coat racks at home. Also, you can use them to individually, or as a set, memorialize people or events by tagging them with paint, vinyl or markers and transform a whole wall into a dedication piece. You or your office can even capitalize on that by selling them to your patrons or patients.
Works so well; why not...
To expand on the practical use of the Raynbos, I have designed a complimenting Key Rack and Ribbon Coat Rack and offer them in a couple of reward levels as well. The clean design of these racks have complimenting component bases welded to them to add to their aesthetics. The Coat Rack's gently waving ribbon ties the original Raynbos together and adds a feel of movement in the breeze to them, while the stand off back of the Key Rack stands the rack off of the wall serving two purposes, one, to suspend it off of the wall, giving it a fun feel of depth and looks like it is floating, and two, to keep your keys from scratching the surface of your wall.
American Made Quality sent to you from Colorado Springs, CO, CNC plasma cut from 14 gauge steel sheets for durability without bulk, the best durable color option in finish, and, where most fall short to provide, quality hardware. Further, installation and suggested care instructions are also included. Designed, inspected and crash dummy tested by me, for me, and to my complete satisfaction--for your complete satisfaction. Finally, they are inspected, wrapped, packaged & sent off with care to you, the Kickstarters of the Raynbo.
The result is a fun, durable, traditional, complimenting, soft, loud, symbolic, functional, non-traditional, quality wall hook made with pride whose symbolic form has stood the test of time just as your Raynbos are built to do. I think that fits all of the criteria of a High Quality Product Design Kickstarter success story with affordable rewards to fulfill every reward level and sell out each one!! ;D
So, after you back the Bo's with your reward selection, hit up your docs, your friends, family, heros, bosses , teachers, military wives, & employers; shoot them a link to us here on Kickstarter--its quick and easy to do and would augment your support of me. Let them know verbally, virally, telepathically, pigeon or any other way you can think of help us share a Raynbo and build a market niche.
Eight Color Spectrum of a Raynbo
The Eight Color Spectrum of the Raynbo:
White, Pink, Red, Purple, Black(zombie cure) Blue, Green, and Yellow
For Those Who Can't Right Now
for one reason or another, but would still like to help out, I'm sending our thanks for a $5 pledge with this WONDERFUL 2" TUIT and they will be raw--no finish so that the steel can naturally patina over time. So long as you agree that, when the Kickstarter launch is over and you decide you missed out on a great product, wonder why you didn't buy them while they were cheaper here before they went to retail--like I have done on here; now, you will have a reminder of the Raynbos, and you will order them from the Raynbo website as soon as you get around to it. Well, now you have a "ROUND TUIT". So, no excuses. The TUITs will be last to ship so I can focus on the main product runs, unless you really want it sooner, then, contact me and we can arrange something.
Also, these will be randomly put into shipments to remind some of you wonderful backers of the Raynbo, if you would be so kind, to shoot me a couple of pictures of your Bo's installed and a quick comment/review of them, I want your feedback, just as soon as you get a "ROUND TUIT".
will help me with tooling, finishing and packaging, and if we can reach our higher pledged numbers, greatly help with carrying out a group targeted marketing plan and web presence, to establish and build & maintain a retail market presence of the Bo's.
Lets Hit The Ground Running...
**The First 25 Backers at the $28 Reward Level will Receive One More Ribbon Free; making it a set of four for the price of 3.
The Raynbo has no affiliation to, and makes no representation of any causes, groups or organizations represented by any of the color shades or shapes I offer in the Raynbo product line. Both the ribbon shape and colors used are free domain, but not the pink ones in Canadah eh. The Pink Ribbon is a Registered Trademark in Canada, so no pink Rainbos will be shipped there. The Bo's design shape and its components were created by me in CAD.
Thank YOU Kickstarters and backers of the Raynbo, see you on the other side.
Risks and challenges
Being that the introduction of the Raynbo hooks are being made and shipped by me, except for powder coating, I have full control over any setbacks directly. And, in the case of the only major equipment (the CNC table) failure, I have access to another CNC table. Although I can handle any and all electronic, electrical or mechanical failures and/or repairs, we know all too well, Murphy and his Law are always opportunistic. If and when he pops his head, communications & updates with backers are in place through Kickstarter and are a very effective way to keep backers up on the product progress.
The only process out of my control is the finishing, but my powdercoater is confident of being able to handle our large weekly drop of product. He is dependable, does stellar work and is a perfectionist like someone else I know...
Also, depending on the quantity of sets ordered, I may have to find a more efficient way to de-burr the cut pieces because of quantity. If more than 20% of the total reward limits are met, I will have to change up the way the product will have to be de-burred after being cut. This may involve having to order and freight ship in a large de-burring tub to handle the larger volume, but as of right now, uh, Houston we are clear to launch the Raynbo.
If you guys help me reach my funding goal, I will need two weeks to receive the funding and one week after that to set up tooling, the shop and call in a few favors for this volume of a run. So, after that three weeks, with funding and tooling in place, week four production will start, first shipment on the docks as soon as my first full eight colored order batch is powdercoated.
Orders will be filled in the order they are received. 1457 pieces a week coated eight different colors is going to be interesting, I am planning to third the total product run, finish them in 8 colored lots and ship out in 3 monthly shipments at the end of each month until the order is filled. Delivery is scheduled through the end of July, but I feel we may have them all out early to mid July if my production numbers run smooth. That's at a fully "SOLD OUT" Rewards part run, which with these, I am looking forward to the challenge.
Other than that...an excited gracious thank you to all who back the Bo's; may your Raynbos always be bright.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Every Dollar Helps...If only ONE dollar... Even if you don't back us at any reward tier, If you like what you see show your support with a buck and you can still be a big part in this project. It doesn't matter the size of the pledge; it's the collective effort that can only make the Raynbo happen.Estimated delivery:
Now You Can Get a "Round Tuit"
For those who would like to support my project, but, for what ever reason, can't right now, you will always be able to go to the Raynbo website, when it gets up and running, and order them there. This cool reward will be mailed after all of the pledged Raynbo product is shipped and serves as a late reminder to visit us in the future to order your bows once you get a "Round TUIT".Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
4 backers Limited (496 left of 500)
Three Bo Set Matching Color
**First 25 Backers at this level Get One More Bow for Free.
This set includes three, (**4), matching powder coat colored ribbons and matching powder coated installation hardware. Choose one color from our Raynbo color spectrum to be your voice, or just match your decor. Free Shipping Included.
**First 25 backers receive one additional Bo to show my gratitude and get this going for a set of four Bo's.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
1 backer Limited (499 left of 500)
Four Bo Set Matching Color
At this level you will receive one set of four Raynbos. This includes four matching colored Bo's and matching color installation hardware and instructions. Choose which single color you would like your set to be from our Raynbo color spectrum and take advantage of Free Shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (350 left of 350)
Four Bo Set Choice of any Color
You will receive one set of four Raynbos. Here, you get four Bo's, powder coated, with matching powder coated installation hardware; and, you get to choose which colors you would like your ribbons to be from our Raynbo color spectrum. Mix them up to represent two color ribbons, or just mix em up for fun and I got the Shipping Covered.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
2 backers Limited (348 left of 350)
Six Bo Set
You will receive one set of six Raynbos. This set includes free shipping, six powder colored ribbons with matching powder coated installation hardware. Choose which color you would like your Bo's to be from our Raynbo color spectrum. Mix them up or get them all one color; the choice is yours.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
1 backer Limited (349 left of 350)
Eight Bo Set
You will receive one set of eight Raynbos. Each set includes eight Raynbos with colored powder coated installation hardware. Choose any colors you would like your Bo's to be from our Raynbo spectrum and I'll grab the tab for the shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
2 backers Limited (148 left of 150)
Raynbo Coat and Key Rack Set
Backing of this level will be rewarded with one Bo Key Rack and one Ribbon Coat Rack, including FREE SHIPPING, installation hardware for you to enjoy, with your option to choose the color of each piece from our color choices.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
0 backers Limited (150 left of 150)
Raynbo Key & Coat Rack Set with Four Bo's
Here's a set for Home, Office or both. A pledge at this reward level will reward you with a Raynbo Key & Coat Rack set along with a Four Bo set, in your choice of Raynbo colors, to use in more than one place. Spread them out between home and work, different rooms or use them all on one wall for plenty of hanging options. SHIPPING INCLUDED. Also included are two TUITs free; one for you, for a laugh or two, and one to make sure your installer gets aRround TUIT too to get them hung.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
3 backers Limited (147 left of 150)
This is it...here is... your all in one package. Scatter this set through your practice, office, home or both. At this level, you will receive eight Raynbos, your choice of colors listed, one Bo Key Rack--choice of color, and a Ribbon Coat Rack--your choice of color from our colors. Further, you get two TUITs free; one for you, for a laugh or two, and the other to make sure your installer gets a round TUIT too to get them hung along with FREE SHIPPINGEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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